UNESCO Chair on Anthropology of Traditional Music

UNESCO Chair on Anthropology of Traditional Music

Representing and Repositioning Intangible Cultural Heritage

Goal A

Showcase the domain of representing musical heritage through distinguishing between actually lived culture and invented tradition.

Goal B

Safeguard longstanding cultural practices and traditional music in particular against state policies about culture.

Goal C

Propose a new balance between musical heritage and institutional management of traditional culture by suggesting ways for sustainable development of musical heritage based on how indigenous people themselves perceive, express and communicate through music.


Traditional Music, Sub-Saharan Africa, Anthropology of Heritage, AI, Transformative Education, Digital Methods,  and Artificial Intelligence

Chair’s Scope

Chair’s Scope

Heritage, representing, safeguarding and repositioning ICH, tradition and traditional music